Fatally injured factory worker was from Cheadle

 POLICE have named the man who suffered fatal injuries in an accident at a agricultural engineering factory in Cheddleton last Wednesday.

He was 41-year-old HGV driver Andrew Bayley-Machin, of Park Drive, Cheadle, who suffered multiple serious injuries in the incident at LM Bateman’s Island Works off Cheadle Road.

 A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead later in hospital.”

L M Bateman’s chief executive Edward Bateman said the company was deeply shocked and saddened by the death of one its valued employees.

“We are currently co-operating fully with the police and HSE investigation taking place,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 540 of June 20.

TRIBUTES have been paid by the local equestrian community to Andrew who was a well-known judge and commentator at shows.

A minute’s silence was held in his memory at Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks, on Sunday.

In a social media [Facebook] post the centre said: “Andrew had judged for us and was a true gentleman. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

Caverswall and District Riding Club also plan a minute’s silence at their next show.